While [lastfm]Katy Perry[/lastfm] is our personal style icon, we don’t think we could dress as flamboyant as she does every day of the week.
Her ability to squeeze into latex dessert dresses, bedazzle herself with candy jewelry, tramp around in 5-inch Swarovski crystal heels, and keep her hair perfectly in place is beyond our scope of dedication. We will, however, attempt to dress like her for Halloween.
As long as we get a night with Russell Brand as compensation. We’re just sayin’.
There are a couple of fabulous highlights to dressing like Katy Perry for Halloween. First, she is a pretty eclectic dresser so you could basically mix-and-match all her wacky looks as long as you have the core pieces down (candy, cleavage, wig, bangs, craycray nails,tiny dress). Second, Perry is such a huge influence on style today, you could probably find very quirky pieces that match her sensibility as places like Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe. Last…c’mon her whole entire persona is based on candy. Halloween is based on candy! If all else fails, you can steal some candy from a kid, get a hot glue gun, and make yourself into a walking trick or treat goodie.
Bettie Page bangs; My Little Pony Highlights; Different color wigs. Katy Perry has all kinds of different hair, but if you really want people to recognize who you are, go for a blue wig with blunt cut Bettie Page bangs (easy to find at a Halloween store) or put purple, pink, and blue extensions in your hair.
If you are going for cutesy Katy, you can put a little bow on the side of your head. Stick a peppermint in the middle with some glue and presto chango! You are almost a hit songmaker!
With all the other things you have to worry about, it’s a beauty blessing that Katy Perry always does really simple yet glamorous make-up. Her style is very retro. Go for big fake black eyelashes, black liquid eyeliner, glossy-pink cotton candy lips and a cheekbone highlighter.
Remember, you are basically like walking cotton candy. Think pink!
Katy Perry is big on having fabulous, outlandish nails and keeping her jewelry minimal or limited to one or two statement pieces.
If you are really obsessed and loaded (with both money and booze), you can get Russell Brand all over your fingertips.
Katy likes big, chunky rings like this crystal Hippo ring.
If you don’t have a secret closet full of latex minidresses, you might be wondering how you will possibly dress like Katy Perry. Well, your dress doesn’t have to be latex, just skin-tight. Forever 21 always has scandalous dresses on the cheap or you could go to a stripper supply store on Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles is full of stores that sell too-tight, too-bright clothing for little dinero. Applique some cookie/candy decals or the words “yum yum yum” across your booty and you’re set!
If you are feeling self-conscious about your bod, try a tutu with a bustier decorated with absurd things. You could probably just go to the 99 Cent Store or a party store and hot-glue stuff knick-knacks to a low-cut tank top.
And don’t forget the high heels decorated with candy dots!
Keep Katy Perry’s words in mind as you go shopping for the components of her wardrobe: “Baby you’re a firework/c’mon show them what you’re worth.” And by showing them, we mean, look so sticky sweet that you could send the healthiest person in the world into a diabetic coma.
If all else fails (it shouldn’t) and you can’t find the costume pieces you want (you will), you can always hit up ex-Girls Next Door Holly Madison for hers!
- What do you think? Will you dress like Katy Perry this year for Halloween? Let us know in the comments!